In The Fight Over the Weymouth Compressor, A New Push

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On a windswept slice of grey brick between the Attorney General's office and the Massachusetts State House, the fight over the Weymouth compressor carried on Thursday.

Environmentalists and allies who've pushed back against the controversial natural gas compressor station came to ask Attorney General Maura Healey to ensure the Department of Environmental Protection will fully re-consider the compressor's suitability, after a judge vacated the facility's waterway's permit in May.

The protestors stood with signs angled up at the Attorney General's floor in the McCormack Building, some reading 'AG HEALEY: STEP UP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NOW!' and 'AG HEALEY: WILL IT BE ENBRIDGE or ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE?'

Alice Arena with Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station says environmental justice laws should be considered here, but she doesn't have faith in D.E.P..

"Our real true feeling is that the Department of Environmental Protection will do exactly what they've done for the past eight years, which is totally ignore the situation, rubber stamp whatever Enbridge wants, and there they go," said Arena.

In January, the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission said the Weymouth compressor should not have been built in such a densely populated area, but declined to revoke it's authorization.

Read more: Federal Commission: No “Legal Basis” To Halt Weymouth Compressor

WBZ NewsRadio’s Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports:

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